How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London in the city’s East End, and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

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Trainee Executive Producer – Museum of Colour

Details Job Position: Trainee Executive Producer Organisation: Museum of Colour Salary: £35,000 pro rata Type: Part-time (approximately 3 days a week = 24 hours per week) Period: 1 year, fixed-term contract Location: London (working remotely, home office) Reporting to: Creative Director, Museum of Colour Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 11 April 20222 Interviews will be held […]


Project Research Assistant – Climate and Cultural Value

Details Job Position: Project Research Assistant – Climate and Cultural Value (Brazilian Portuguese and English) Field: Public Policy, Environmental Engineering, Social Sciences, International Relations Organisation: People’s Palace Projects do Brasil Salary: R$ 3.000 per month, paid via nota fiscal (e.g. to the applicant’s MEI). This vacancy is for Legal Entities, and if you are not […]


Gerente Administrativo PPP do Brasil

A People’s Palace Projects do Brasil está em busca de um gerente administrativo e financeiro para supervisionar o trabalho da equipe no Brasil e dar suporte ao time no Reino Unido.  A PPP é uma associação cultural sem fins lucrativos baseada no Rio de Janeiro desde 2002 e promove a prática e compreensão da arte […]


Wellcome: How Social Action Drives Youth Wellbeing

Improving mental health and well-being in young people through engagement in social and political collective activism. Project Overview From ‘being an activist’ to ‘volunteering’ and ‘participating in social movements’, young people aged 14–24 around the world engage in social action to make a difference in their community.  This project, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust as […]


Augusto Boal Digital Archive

A new digital platform hosting the collection of Augusto Boal – theatrical innovator and creator of the Theatre of the Oppressed – displaying the journey of one of the most important figures in world theatre through play scripts, photos, videos, letters, essays, interviews and more. Project Overview The Boal Collection, which contains around 400 historical […]


Creative Climate Connections Xingu-Wales (CCC)

Young people from indigenous villages of Xingu, in the Amazon basin and a group from South Wales are now linked by their experiences and responses to climate change. Though globally and culturally distant, the groups from the UK and Brazil engaged in this project ,are united by their vested interest in the global climate crisis […]

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